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Alberta boy recovers from rare inflammatory disease – .

An Airdrie boy is recovering at home after being rushed to the intensive care unit last week with a rare inflammatory disease linked to COVID-19.

“It was just terrifying,” said Hunter’s mother Tanyss McConnell. “We were told he was incredibly ill. “

Hunter, seven, and his family all tested positive for COVID-19 around the beginning of May. It wasn’t until last week that Hunter started showing severe symptoms.

“Hunter started not feeling well, he developed a high fever and he had a temperature of 104 (degrees) and his fever was not going down with Advil and Tylenol,” Tanyss said.

“We were told he had an ear infection and we put him on antibiotics. “

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Hunter’s parents said the fever persisted and when they returned to the hospital they were told it was not an ear infection but a virus.

“They told us to stay home for 48 to 72 hours and wait,” Tanyss said. “The next afternoon he still had a high fever, complained of neck and stomach pain and was rushed back immediately. “

Hunter was admitted to the ICU and ultimately diagnosed with Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).

“At that point, I was like, ‘This is bad. It’s worse than we could have imagined.

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Inflammatory syndrome, which can affect multiple systems in the body, can cause a fever that lasts for at least three days, a rash, conjunctivitis (also called pink eye), very red lips, and swelling of the hands or feet.

Children may also experience abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. A side effect is inflammation of the heart.

Alberta records 23 cases of pediatric inflammatory disease linked to COVID-19 infection

Alberta Records 23 Cases of Pediatric Inflammatory Disease Linked to COVID-19 Infection – May 28, 2021

The province said since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been 37 cases in Alberta.

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“Alberta continues to monitor cases of MIS-C,” said Tom McMillan, assistant director of communications for Alberta Health. “There have been no deaths and almost all of them have now recovered. All were under 18.

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Hunter’s parents have said they are keen to learn more about the possible side effects of COVID-19 in young children before they need to see it firsthand.

“There has to be a bit of follow-through,” said Hunter’s dad, Adam McConnell. “If your child is positive, (doctors follow him).

“People aren’t aware of what could potentially be happening on the road,” Tanyss said.

Hunter is now out of the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Her family are now looking forward to July 1, when the province plans to lift all remaining health restrictions in Alberta.

“People who visit, throw parties and go about their daily business – it’s serious,” Tanyss said.

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